Easy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

One of my favorite healthy dinner recipes. It's high in protein, full of flavor, and perfect for when you're craving something easy and fresh.
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Easy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

One of my favorite healthy dinner recipes. It's high in protein, full of flavor, and perfect for when you're craving something easy and fresh.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Sarah Sullivan

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz block extra-firm tofu, pressed to remove excess water (or 12 oz vegan beef-style crumbles)
  • 16 oz mushrooms finely chopped (I love to use shiitake mushrooms!)
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 6 green onions finely sliced (white and green parts separated)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 8 oz can water chestnuts, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons vegan oyster sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce add less, or omit if you don't like spice

To Garnish

  • 1 head butter lettuce leaves separated, rinsed well
  • 1/3 cup grated carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted peanuts cashews or sliced almonds
  • chopped avocado
  • sriracha

Instructions

  • Heat sesame oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet or wok. Stir-fry diced onion with chopped mushrooms until mushrooms have released their excess liquid and shrunk considerably, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add white parts of green onion, garlic, minced ginger and chili-garlic paste. Stir-fry for a few minutes, until fragrant and slightly tender.
  • Add crumbled tofu (or beef-style crumbles) and stir-fry until slightly browned.
  • Add diced water chestnuts, oyster sauce and the green parts of the green onions and stir-fry 1-2 more minutes.
  • To serve, scoop filling into lettuce leaves and garnish to preference.

Notes

*I've seen vegan mushroom-based oyster sauce at most Asian markets, but if you can't get your hands on it, feel free to sub in your favorite stir-fry, teriyaki or barbecue sauce. You can also just use soy sauce/tamari (but add less and taste as you go).
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